Fresh vegetables priced at $20 in 2000 $30.88 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Fresh vegetables

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Prices for Fresh Vegetables, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh vegetables were 54.38% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $10.88 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Fresh vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 2.31% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, fresh vegetables costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $30.88 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.07% during this same period, inflation for fresh vegetables was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 4.85%, which is above the average yearly change for fresh vegetables during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for fresh vegetables was higher.

Price Inflation for Fresh vegetables since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1973 (21.67%), 1952 (19.88%), and 1981 (17.99%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Fresh vegetables:

Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 19.000 20.667 20.592 19.633 22.592 27.083 23.458 22.375 23.708 25.758 25.108 26.533 26.308 27.058 25.550 26.833 27.150 30.708 32.775 32.875 32.633 34.783 36.775 39.375 40.433 43.042 52.367 56.067 55.767 58.217 65.250 70.550 72.667 79.475 93.775 93.925 97.917 108.017 103.358 107.767 121.700 129.258 143.292 150.875 154.308 157.967 168.475 172.408 192.975 189.000 194.525 215.708 209.317 219.475 230.633 245.333 250.517 261.092 271.783 284.383 293.516 310.006 299.350 305.460 322.436 305.956 320.425 316.337 321.394 321.385 321.201 324.745 338.831

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fresh vegetables, over time, for $20 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2000 $20.00 4.85%
2001 $21.02 5.08%
2002 $22.36 6.37%
2003 $22.83 2.11%
2004 $23.79 4.22%
2005 $24.77 4.09%
2006 $25.91 4.64%
2007 $26.75 3.21%
2008 $28.25 5.62%
2009 $27.28 -3.44%
2010 $27.84 2.04%
2011 $29.38 5.56%
2012 $27.88 -5.11%
2013 $29.20 4.73%
2014 $28.83 -1.28%
2015 $29.29 1.60%
2016 $29.29 0.00%
2017 $29.27 -0.06%
2018 $29.59 1.10%
2019 $30.88 4.34%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for fresh vegetables, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Fresh vegetables was 219.475 in the year 2000 and 338.831 in 2019:

338.831 / 219.475 * $20 = $30.88

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $30.88 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Fresh vegetables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Fresh vegetables in 1947. In addition to fresh vegetables, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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